November 13, 2020 – Sojitz Fuso Philippines Corporation (SFP), the official distributor of FUSO trucks and buses in the Philippines—kicked off its very first online sales competition entitled, “Fuso RISE 2020: The Search for the Most Resilient and Innovative Sales Executive of the Year”, held via Zoom, hosted by Miss World Philippines 2013 2nd Runner-up and Miss Earth Philippines Air 2018, Zahra Saldua. It would serve as the 1st leg of what would now be a yearly event that would promote the sales competencies of the performing Sales Executives of Fuso. The competition aimed to foster skills, to improve customer satisfaction and the company’s performance in navigating the new normal.
To qualify for the competition, nominated sales executives must have at least achieved a certain level of sales within the period of 2020. One sales executive was nominated per dealer group—resulting in a total of 16 Sales Executives from dealers nationwide.
On Day 1, the preliminaries—there are nominees chosen to show their skills and knowledge regarding Truck Fundamentals and Fuso Products through an online examination. The top 10 candidates of the preliminaries moved to the final round the following week, November 20, 2020.
The finalists competed through a role-play competition to test their “new normal” customer service skills. Finally, a Question and Answer took place to measure their creativity to sell themselves as the most resilient and innovative sales executive of the year.
The top three winners received a cash prize, while the Champion from Carworld Fuso Pampanga got a plaque of recognition as the Most Resilient and Innovative Fuso Sales Executive of 2020.
Winners of the Inaugural Fuso RISE 2020 Sales Competition
With the conclusion of the event, Fuso Philippines looks forward to spearheading next year’s competition to encompass both sales and aftersales personnel to further enhance the business’ holistic focus on customer satisfaction and reliable service.
FUSO at a Glance
FUSO is a Daimler Truck brand, covering nearly all regions around the world. FUSO’s light-duty to heavy-duty trucks (GVW 3.5–49 tons), vans, industrial engines, and buses are sold in more than 170 markets. The FUSO brand is based on four core brand values; Trusted Quality, Economic Efficiency, Solid & Functional Design, and Committed Services.
MFTBC at a Glance
Based in Kawasaki, Japan, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) is one of Asia’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturer. 89.29% of its shares are owned by Daimler AG and10.71% by various Mitsubishi group companies. MFTBC is an integral part of the Daimler Trucks division of Daimler AG.
Daimler Trucks Asia at a Glance
Daimler Trucks Asia (DTA) is an organizational unit that jointly operates Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) – an icon of the Japanese commercial vehicle industry with more than 80 years of history – and Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV), a young challenger in the Indian market. DTA has a strategic business model that allows its group entities to collaborate in product development, production, exports, sourcing and research activity to provide the best of value products.
As a general trading company, the Sojitz Group is engaged in a wide range of businesses globally, including buying, selling, importing, and exporting goods, manufacturing and selling products, providing services, and planning and coordinating projects, in Japan and overseas. The Group also invests in various sectors and conducts financing activities. The broad range of sectors in which Sojitz operates includes those related to automobiles, plants, energy, mineral resources, chemicals, foodstuff resources, agricultural and forestry resources, consumer goods, and industrial parks. Sojitz has run so many kinds of automotive business all over the world such as CKD production, wholesale, and Retail. In the case of the business in Philippine, Sojitz has been engaged to the automotive business since 1969